Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend.
Daniil Kvyat’s last race weekend for Toro Rosso before moving to Red Bull didn’t go according to plan – he retired early from the race with a power unit problem.
Teenage F1 driver-to-be Max Verstappen may have grabbed all the headlines recently but Lotus gave a run to the driver who beat him to the European Formula Three championship this year.
Williams ended the season with their best result of the year as both drivers finished on the podium. However their cars had a different look – the distinctive red stripe of their Martini livery was coloured blue due to alcohol advertising restrictions in Abu Dhabi.
Thanks in part to fans’ contributions to a crowdfund which surpassed £2 million, Caterham returned to the F1 grid in Abu Dhabi. Surprisingly they ran ahead of the Red Bulls early in the race as both RB10s started from the pit lane after being excluded from qualifying.
This picture has become something of a cliche for this grand prix – a similar image appeared in last year’s top ten. But it’s a particularly fitting picture for Jenson Button, who may have finished his last ever F1 race.
From second on the grid Lewis Hamilton immediately powered past Nico Rosberg at the start and pulled away into a lead he never looked likely to lose.
Fernando Alonso bid farewell to Ferrari amid rumours he had fallen out with team principal Marco Mattiacci before announced his departure from the team following the Brazilian Grand Prix. On the day after the race Ferrari announced Mattiacci had been replaced.
Alonso’s replacement Sebastian Vettel signed off from Red Bull after six years with their F1 team – which yielded four drivers’ championship titles – and many more with them in the junior categories.
Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger
Hamilton celebrated his second championship triumph with girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger.
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg
Rosberg was gracious in defeat, congratulating Hamilton on his championship triumph.
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7 comments on “Top ten pictures from the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix”
Miguel Bento (@miguelbento)
25th November 2014, 12:59
The Button photo is superb!
25th November 2014, 16:00
26th November 2014, 6:17
He’s driving into the sunset.
25th November 2014, 13:47
Nelson Piquet, there is your answer!!!
25th November 2014, 14:50
the one of the start is superb, technical masterpiece
25th November 2014, 17:55
I was totally expecting this to say watermelon juice
27th November 2014, 22:23
What a stupid racist thing to say!
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